Jim Nevin is on the Road Again!

Jim Nevin, FCIP, CSSC, Vice-President and member of the Board of Directors of McKellar Structured Settlements Inc., has retired from the firm, effective June 1, 2018. Jim joined McKellar in 1982 and in the ensuing 36 years he developed an...

New Principal at McKellar

Nadine Paralovos (HBCom, CIP) Congratulations to Nadine Paralovos on her promotion to Principal. Nadine joined McKellar in 2004 and has worked in a variety of roles within the company, including Brokerage Specialist, Structured Settlement A...

Manulife Plans to Exit the Structured Settlement Market

We have been advised that Manulife plans to cease accepting new structured settlement annuity business effective June 29, 2018*. Manulife will, of course, continue to honour its obligations with respect to all existing structured settlement annuit...

A Sneak Peek Inside McKellar’s Brokerage Department

Customer service is at the heart of everything we do at McKellar. Meeting tight deadlines is par for the course in providing the level of service for which we have become known.  No matter how short the timeline, however, maintaining the accu...

The Structure Broker – A Catalyst to Settlement

One of the many services McKellar provides is free, unbiased assistance during settlement negotiations.  There are many great reasons to utilize this free service, with benefits to all parties involved. Lawyers and claims handlers do not need...

Garnishment of structured settlements?

In the past, creditors of structured settlement recipients have served Notices of Garnishment upon the life insurers making the payments to those recipients.  Some life insurers have, in fact, redirected payments in accordance with those.  ...

Protect your clients and the ones they love

A major concern for many people who are settling their claims is ensuring that, following their own deaths, their families or dependants will be protected.  Structured settlements offer an excellent solution. Most structured settlements can i...

Important New Developments for Personal Injury Settlements and ODSP

McKellar Structured Settlements has been advocating for seriously injured and disabled Canadians for almost 40 years.  Our dialogue over the last year with the Ministry of Community and Social Services in Ontario has resulted in some landmark ch...

Major ODSP Changes for the Injured

Beginning August 1, 2017, settlements or awards in respect of claims for future medical care and/or pain and suffering are now fully exempt from consideration for ODSP eligibility. Over the past year, McKellar Structured Settlements has been worki...

New Statistics Canada Life Tables suggest little change

On July 12, 2017, Statistics Canada released its updated Life Expectancy Tables (2011-2013). Changes from the 2010-2012 tables are, for the most part, minor. Our website has been updated with the new Life Expectancy Tables.  We will be upd...